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to see with my dear friend senator warner, a decorated navy and marine veteran from world war ii and korean war, a longtime member of this committee. it was good to see him here. he exemplifies and forgive my va centers and for a minute, he exemplifies something that is very important commonwealth. yorktown, appomattox, the pentagon where 9/11 occurred -- there is a ceremony tonight i will be commissioned in -- there is a commission in april. we care very deeply about these events. one in nine virginians birth to death is a veteran. when you add in the guard and reserve and contractors, now you are probably talking about one in three of us. we care very deeply about all that is within dod. let me be plain, the threat that virginians and others are talking about now more than ever is the inability of congress to find a way forward on a reasonable budget compromise. that is what is in the newspapers and the headlines. at the direction of the deputy director, dod is planning for future cuts. i am very worried at the macro level about dod's ability to pursue and execute appropriate n
fought. the u.s. navy plans to dismantle the minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in the philippine waters. they want to break it up to prevent further damage to a world heritage marine park. there is no anger over the incident. >> the u.s.s. guardian, completely stuck on one of the world's most diverse coral reefs. initially, the americans wanted to save the ship and remove it intact but they now say the best and safest strategy is to break it into pieces. the main priority is to minimize the risk of further damage. something the philippine officials have been quick to point out. >> our first goal is to remove that and make sure there is no more damage. >> the reef is a united nation'' world heritage site in the middle of the sea. one of the best diving spots in the world. marine species congregate around the coral. sharks, turtles, and man to raise our of frequent visitors. the world wildlife fund believe that this has caused extensive damage. "from what we have seen, the damage spans over 1600 square meters. so, the research we have conducted has proven that it
in this business. he had been secretary of the navy under ronald regan and assistant secretary of defense under ronald regan and one of the most decorated veterans of vietnam. united states senator. celebrated author. lawyer. and i thought he made a pretty strong, persuasive case. so did many of us. >> let's turn to cybersecurity. i was pleased that you mentioned cyber security in your initial remarks. they have moved expand its cyber security efforts. i have to talk about colorado. the air force academy is well positioned to train those. would you talk a little more on your take on cyber security and what sort of resources we need. >> i've been to those facilities in colorado a few times and don't know as much about them as you do, but i am familiar with them. they are essential to our national security. cyber, i believe represents as big a threat to the security of this country as any one specific threat. for all the reasons this committee understands. it's an insidious quiet, kind of a threat that we have never quite seen before. it can paralyze a nation in a second. not just a power grid o
.s. navy is reports in israeli officials spoke to u.s. a administration officials and informs them they are planning and carrying out an attack on an arms shipments said to be carrying russian missiles destined for hezbollah. if those missiles were surface- to-air missiles, that would be a game changer. it would make it difficult to carry out air operations in northern israel as well as southern lebanon. the israelis are concerned about this. they are concerned about the transfer of chemical weapons from syria to hezbollah and to other groups inside syria and lebanon. they have been making statements about that in the last couple of weeks, saying if the transfer occurs, it could be a line for them. >> israeli officials have been tight-lipped about this incident. they have been speaking about their concerns over syria's dangerous weapons. >> that is right. on sunday, the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, expressed his concerns. we also had the israeli air force chief talking about the efforts they are making in the north of the country to try to prevent any kind of war or
the anacostia and navy yard stations for hours. riders told news4 they received little direction from metro. some passengers hopped off and tried to walk through the tunnels. once trains got to the navy yard station, riders ended up in long lines waiting for the shuttle buses. metro says it may review procedures with d.c. fire to prevent a similar scene in the future. >>> just getting new information on that chain reaction crash on the beltway. this is breaking news from yesterday. a prince george's county volunteer firefighter is improving after doctors had to reattach his arm. the fire department says 30-year-old lieutenant ryan emmons is in guarded condition. police say a fire truck from lanham hills was trying to make a u-turn on the beltway when a tractor-trailer rear ended it. a jeep was also involved in the crash. the driver and passenger in the jeep and the driver of the tractor-trailer remain in the hospital. no word on their conditions right now. three firefighters were treated and released. >>> 6:04. today would be the decisive day in determining whether chuck hagel becomes our n
creatures that are already disappearing. >> absolutely. tell us about the other story. there is a u.s. navy ship wreck off the philippines. the military said it will chop it up, get it out of there. is that the right approach? can you tell us what's happening? >> another piece of bad news. a couple today. unfortunately this is a terrible tragedy. u.s. navy mine sweeper ran aground on a coral reef that happens to be a unesco world heritage site in the philippines. we have lost 25% of the world's coral reefs. another 25% is rapidly declining. for this type of activity to happen -- for a u.s. navy ship to run aground and destroy precious coral that takes thousands of years to grow is a tragedy and unconscionable. we don't knowle exactly what happened, why the ship ran aground. it hasn't happened for 40 years. the navy has a good safety record. at this point all they can do is cut up the ship. if they were to drag it off the reef it would cause more damage. they hope to go in with ship-bound cranes, cut up the ship which is mostly wood, lift it and remove it from the reef. i hope the navy will
effective navy seal sniper in history. chris kyle survived four tours of duty in iraq. but police say in the end he was killed this weekend by a marine veteran he was ready to help. gregg: kyle had 160 kills. the terrorists dubbed him the terror of ramadi and put a bounty on his head. martha: he was acting as a mentor to this man eddy ray ralph before police say ralph turned the gun on him and killed him. casey, what's the latest on the investigation here? >> reporter: this is a bizarre story, one that's developing all the time. the detectives are working on figuring out how these three men knew each other exactly and for how long. apparently they had all ridden in the same vehicle together to that gun range on saturday. but the motive in terms of what spurred the attack is unclear. that what's they are trying to figure out. police say kyle and chad littlefield had been dead for several hours before their bodies were discovered after 25-year-old eddy ray ralph reportedly shot the two men with a semiautomatic handgun. he hopped in crisp truck and fled the scene. he was arrested at his
of a former u.s. navy seals sniper. chris called served four combat tours of duty in iraq. he had another man were shot dead at a gun range in texas on saturday. the motive for the shooting is not known yet. his autobiography, "american sniper,"details is a tour of duty in iraq in which he is said to have killed 150 people. an egyptian man has changed his story again after he was shown beaten, stripped and caught on video outside the presidential palace in cairo on friday. on saturday, he appeared on a different -- on egyptian television saying protesters attacked him. now he says it was the police. with the to cairo and get more. another twist to this tale -- what is the protesters' saying actually happened? >> now he is saying it was the police who beat him up. what we understand is someone from the prosecutor office went to visit him in the hospital and showed him the video all of us have seen plays over and over again. it is that that stage he was asked are you still sticking to your story that it was the protesters'. he responded that it was the police who beat him up. all lot of people
of people i saved, that's something i would brag about. >> reporter: after leaving the navy in 2009, he started a security company in his native texas. it was on a shooting range 50 miles out of fort worth that kyle and chad littlefield were shot to death. a former marine arrived with them and killed them with a semiautomatic handgun recovered at his sister's house and confessed to the murder before returning home. >> around 9:00 p.m. they spiked his tires. the vehicle was stopped, and he was apprehended without any scuffle or fight. >> reporter: the sheriff says his understanding is that ralph may suffer from mental problems related to his military service but offered no specifics or possible motive. much of kyle's time in iraq was spent providing sniper cover for u.s. troops in some of the war's most intense urban battles. >> every person i killed i have a clear conscience of, because they were actively trying to harm americans, allies or civilians. >> reporter: his skills earned him a reputation with insurgents. >> they put a bounty on your head. >> reporter: they did. you make it th
people in the medical field that we would need to have all hands on deck to use a navy term. this gets into an emotional arg argument wiquickly why we shouldn't be letting women serve in the military and why they shouldn't be registering. if we tieing citizenship obligation to the ability to defend if whatever capacity you are available the restrictions should be lifted there. >> we have done that through the beginning of time and we haven't that at age 18 to 25. it is potential we would. she is right congress would have to pass a law to make law what the pentagon's policy would do. that's the normal course of order. what normally happens when the pentagon issues a policy they create a report send it over to congress and congress acts based on the recommendation. you tell me. should fathers and mothers at home be preparing themselves for having their soon to be 18-year-olds registers for a draft? >> i don't know how soon something like that would happen. i am the father of two boys. if i had daughters i don't think i would want them to be compelled. you are a lawyer any argument taken
of police of baltimore county, and captain mark kelly, astronaut, navy veteran, and the husband of congresswoman gabby giffords. gabby giffords, of course, was shot in the head by a mentally ill gunman in an assassination attempt in january 2011. today in an emotionally charged and at times contentious testimony, the most moving part of the day happen right at the very beginning with a surprise addition to the witness list as gabby giffords herself made her way down the aisle into the hearing room to deliver a short statement to the senators and the assembled media and the audience. this was a surprise today. it was clear that this was not >> okay. thank you for inviting me here today. this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> "americans are c
four tours in iraq. another veteran he was trying to help is now charged with killing retired navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle at a gun range in texas. casey stiegel, with more on that. a lot of talk about ptsd, post-tramatic stress disorder. did the gunman here have that? >> reporter: we simply don't know. it is important to point out that chris kyle had a reputation for helping troops who had come back home and suffered ptsd but we do not know if that is the case with this man. the only thing the pentagon told us about the alleged gunman he was a corporal in the marines and that he was active duty from 2006 to 2010. did tours of duty in iraq and haiti but was most recently listed as reserve. at a weekend news conference authorities here in texas says he was unemployed and navy suffered from a mental illness as a result of his time in the military but no real motive has been given. kyle, his friend, chad littlefield and roth drove to the gun range in kyle's truck on saturday where investigators say ralph shot and killed the two men, stole the truck and drove to his sister's home. told them
on your screen now! >> shannon: new developments at this hour in the murder of navy seal and author who survived four tours of duty overseas. chris kyle and another man found dead saturday shot down while reportedly trying to do a favor for the man in custody for the crime. best sniper in the military, also wrote the "new york times" best seller "american sniper." his biographer. casey stegall is live from our dallas bureau with more. >> yes, shannon, according to investigators the suspect's mother reportedly reached out to chris kyle to help her son because kyle was well known for the work he did with veterans. he worked with them on things like post-traumatic stress disorder. but it is unclear, we should point out if the suspect, 25-year-old eddie ruth was officially diagnosed with ptsd. the u.s. military has only confirmed that he was a corporal in the marines and did tours of duty when iraq and haiti. listed as reserve. authorities say ruth rode in the same with chris kyle and kyle's friend 35-year-old chad little field to the gun range on saturday about 50 miles southwest of fort w
of the negotiations. the suspect is jimmy lee dikes and a war veteran that won awards in the navy in the 1960s. the standoff has been going on since tuesday afternoon. more than 90 hours at this point. that's when police say that he boarded a stopped school bus just up the road behind me and demanded two children come with him. when the bus driver refused, police say he shot and killed the driver and made off with the boy named ethan who has a mild form of autism. police have been negotiating with the suspect ever since. they have been talking with him through a ventilation pipe attached to the bunker and this entire community is hoping and praying for a peaceful resolution here. the sheriff says that he is thank the suspect for taking care of the child and the child so far is physically unharmed. >> we will come back to you for an update. >> were of the attention in washington has been on guns. wednesday's senate hearing on changing the gun laws was the chamber's first since the newtown, connecticut shootings and the lines were drawn for change and the roadblocks have been going up. i want to
pasta and the navy makes siti and air force makes lasgna and air force makes mac and cheese. all three are pasta dishes but all are completely different. what we need to go forward, is see how the services implement the changes. would the reports come in on may 15th. what are the units they're asking exceptions for and are their parallels in different services and objections they're raised and different types of things. when we talk about execution that really needs to be where eyes are looking now, really moving away from last wednesday and going forward. >> absolutely. excellent point. michelle, a final comment. i'm sorry, doctor. >> i'm interested in hearing everyone else. i didn't prepare anything in final say. i'm honored and humbled to be sitting at this table and in this room. >> thank you. i would like to thank the panel very much for their participation and very insightful thoughts. it will be a challenging period ahead. certainly a lot to think about as we move forward and for repeal of the combat exclusion policy. thank you very much. [applause] >> we were expecting to bring
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